Channel: Bilal Dannoun
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Wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad. While early he was happy he he
will praise is due to Allah who made the Peace and blessings of Allah be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon all those who follow his footsteps to follow his Sunnah who follow his way, his methodology, his creed, until the last day by the respective brothers and sisters in Islam, Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Today inshallah hotel his presentation is entitled getting the best out of solar, getting the best out of solar. Now, today in shallow Tyler, I want to focus on the mental, physical and spiritual preparation for the second pillar of Islam or Salah.
As you know, Islam is built upon five pillars, Shahada, Salah, zakka, sama, Ramadan and Hajj. And sola is the backbone of this Deen. It's the backbone of this religion.
And Salah is the most consistent act of worship out of all the acts of worship, that were obligated upon the Muslims. And what's interesting to note about Salah is that it's the first obligation in Islam. I mean, after our belief, I mean, it is obligatory to have the belief the Shahada, declaring
and believing that there is only one God worthy of worship, and that is Allah subhanho wa Taala.
But of all the acts of worship, whether it be like that, or Hajj, or cn, or any other duties that we have, so that was the first act of worship that was legislated for the Muslims, or upon the Muslims. And we also learn from the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that the first action that will be judged upon on the Day of Judgment is the Salah.
of all our deeds, the act that we will be judged upon, is the Sunnah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that if a solid is sound, and if it is in good order, then so too will the rest of our actions be
also, we find that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
departing legacy or words before he died, were related to Sala as the Prophet for a long while he was selling them was on his deathbed and he was dying, he said a solid a solid one and then look at a monochrome, solar, solar and what your right hand possesses. So also,
what is interesting to note about solid and that
exemplifies, that shows the importance of solar is that it is the only act of worship that was legislated above seven heavens.
All other acts of worship were legislated on the earth. And solid
was not legislated through a mediator. I mean, the other acts of worship, they came through jabril Gabriel Allah His Salim yet solid was commanded was given to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam by a direct order from Allah azza wa jal, so kind of water Island.
So this is all of these facts that we've mentioned. Right now. What shows the importance of the salah and how important so that is, and how significant it is in Islam. And solarmovie brothers and sisters in Islam is a link it is your link between you and your Creator between you and allies origin. If there's no solid, there's no link. And that's why if you want a lot to speak to you then read the Quran, Allah azza wa jal is addressing us but when you want to talk to Allah azza wa jal you pray because in the Salah, you are saying yes Anna Abu. Yet Anna Stein, you are saying you will learn we worship and and in you we are seeking aid and support and help so
Solid is a link between you and between allies origin. Just as for example, in this day and age, we link up with one another through for example, a phone, whether it be a mobile phone or a landline phone, the phone is a link between me and somebody else, no phone very hard to establish that link. And likewise with the solid, the solid is that link between human beings and between the creator soprano who are Thailand.
Today, my dear brothers and sisters in a standard problem is not in the number of
those who are praying handler we have many Muslims who are praying, Muslims who are praying in the masajid who are praying at home who are praying in the park, on the plane on a ship. Okay, Muslims are praying everywhere and you see this on the internet, you see so many beautiful pictures of people praying
in so many different sub panel, so panela in so many different and beautiful places, fulfilling their duties, and this is why a lot of parents the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that the end of the earth is a Masjid. That means it's a place of prayer at wherever you are, you can pray. I mean, of course, there are some exclusions, you know, you're not allowed to pray in the bathroom, you know, toilets, you can't pray, for example, in the graveyard, and certain other places that have been mentioned. But generally speaking, when a Muslim wants to pray, and Muslim is not limited to a place of worship, as were some of the scriptures of the past being limited to maybe
their synagogues, and what have you. Now, a Muslim has his place of purification wherever he goes, and he has his place of prayer wherever he goes. So even if you don't have water, you can perform the young one which is a dry, a dry ablution. So it humbler wherever we are, there's no excuse not to be praying. I mean, unless you know you're a woman, okay, and you have your period or your menses, then, of course, that is an excuse but for men,
there is no excuse not to be praying. There is no excuse not to be frank.
Unless, of course, you have slipped through the prey, or you have forgotten a prayer and the prophet SAW Selim, he said that when you do forget a prayer or you sleep through a prayer that you should pray it, as soon as you remember it, Malema and Salatin
fell, you suddenly have either the Torah, you should pray as soon as you remember the prayer, and not delay the prayer as some people do, because some people they delay it with next, they'd like to the next prayer or they delayed the next day, and this is wrong.
So Alhamdulillah there are many people who are praying. And today we are addressing those people who are praying as for those who are not praying, then this is a very
act of seeing the pair committee by not praying, but today let's not focus on those individuals. But let us focus on those who are praying. And today as I said, the problem is not so much how many Muslims are praying handle a lot of a lot of Muslims are praying. But the issue that we have is unfortunately not many people are maximizing their rewards and the returns that Salah has to offer the fruits of solid.
So my job today is to introduce the mental, physical and spiritual aspects that can contribute to an outstanding print not just a normal prep, because we're praying five times a day we want to ensure that our prayer is perfected, that we want to perfect our prayer
and inshallah with Allah I want to share 25 ingredients or 25 factors and contributors towards a successful seller inshallah hotel Island. Now, of course, we have to always keep in mind the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam found this Bukhari who said, Son Luca ma timoni, OSA Lee, pray as you have seen me praying the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he set the example through his actions and through his words as to how to perfect our Salah. So in shallow dialect in light of this hadith Sol Luke amount of money or suddenly I want to
speak about those important aspects that will help you perfect the salad. And when we're talking about perfect and masala here, we're talking
kosher, kosher. kosher, is
translated as humility and attentiveness and tranquility in the salad. So it's a number of things. It's about having concentration, concentrating on your words and your actions, and not allowing for your mind to derail and to drift and to wonder. So, it's about having that attentiveness. So for sure isn't just about it's about being humble in your Salah attentiveness as I said, humility. So, yes, you know, we know about sujood you know, sujood is when you are in a state of frustration. So, so joy is in a prayer, when you are in a state of frustration. But what we want in the Salah, is not only when they come to suggest that we are in a state of frustration, you know, prostrating on the
seven bones that the prophet SAW love while he was setting them commanded us to prostrate on but there is for sure, and there is, for sure it can be can be displayed in the in, in, in in that our eyes are performing salute our Heart Institute, and every single limb of our body is in this state of servitude, whereby we are submitting ourselves surrendering ourselves to Allah subhana wa Island.
And Allah subhana wa Taala he talks about the importance of poor Sure. insula insulted me known, in certain would be known, which is the 23rd chapter of the Quran. from the onset, from the very beginning of the surah Allah subhanho wa Taala says, by the asla Halima many
successful Alva believers, and then Allah subhanho wa Taala. He mentioned a number of characteristics a number of traits that make a believer successful. And the first thing that he mentioned, from amongst the characteristics that make a believer successful, he says, and levena whom feels solid to him, Hachi.
Those who have who sure in the solid, those who during the submissive horseshoe. Now what's interesting, Allah subhanaw taala goes on. And he mentioned some more characteristics. And before mentioning the reward of possessing those characteristics, he seals it off before the reward, he says, When levena whom Allah subhana wa t him you have
those who are carefully maintaining their prayers, and then he gives the reward and he says Allah,
aka whom Allah
they will be the inheritors, but they will be those who inherit inherit what, and then Allah Subhana Allah tells us in the next area, and levena Arizona will Pharaoh dosa home fee ha ha Neato. Those who inherit and fill dose and fill those is the highest level of 10.
So Allah begins by mentioning the Salah, as the first characteristic he can he seals that off with salah and he tells us what the reward is. So for sure is very, very important to be to be any maintained from the beginning of the Select right through to the end from the tech beer until the teslin. From the moment we do get the hump I will say Allahu Akbar, that do is for sure that there is a submissiveness and there is humility and attentiveness in the follow up until the very end of the solid until we say Assalamualaikum until the testing.
So push up to the Salama the brothers and sisters in Islam is like the spirit. It is like the route to the body. Or it's like the heart to the body, how important is your heart, if your heart stops, you die without a heart You cannot live.
So this is crucial to the Salah is like the heart to the body, or like the head to the rest of the body. And we know how important our head is.
So without them, the body is useless. Now also what we have to keep in mind brothers and sisters in Islam, is that for sure, is not a switch that we can just you know, turn it on and turn it off. Okay, it's time to push up. We just hit the switch, hit the hotshot switch, you know and switch it on. And then when we're finished, just switch it back off. It doesn't work that that
Wait, but there needs to be actions that will develop pusher that will enhance for sure. And that will help us maintain the foreshore
and when it comes to horseshoe and Sala, there are things that will help us have kosher in the Salah, even before you approach your solar, so, the environment
before you approach the solar and there are things that you can do just before you actually pray and there are things that you can do within the solar. So, the environment approaching the solar and in the solar. So, there are factors that are that are all connected to help us can you have an outstanding solar right.
However today inshallah to Allah my installment in my presentation is about prior to the solar what can we do prior to the solar
to ensure having short within the solar
just prior any shallow data in another presentation, we will have the factors that and the things that we can do within the solar that can help us inshallah hotel achieve and maintain that for sure. So let me inshallah hotel introduce at 25 elements 25 ingredients towards an outstanding and successful solar, especially given that solar is the first thing that we'll be questioned about on the Day of Judgment. This is why this is a very important topic, a very important lecture in shallow dive.
Now, it goes without saying this isn't number one, because it goes without saying that to have the right intention, the NEA, although I haven't included that as part of the 25 points. So the first point really without, without it goes without saying, as I said is to have the intention to have the sincerity to have that loss. And the loss of Hannah with Allah says full enough all at once to Suki Why am I here? Why Am I mad at lillahi Rabbil alameen say put in the same muscle that I put in the seletti one usuki my nusach my rituals were when mahaya and my life and my met and my death offer Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So we have to always remember that if we want the fruits of our actions, the fruits of our actions are dependent on the sincerity. The more sincerity that we have, the more your class, the better the Nia is in the better the outcome is going to be
in the mail and it'll be near the professor love it he was sent him said that actions are built upon and based upon the intentions. So let's get started with number one. The first, the first important factor, as I said to you is the environment. And so we have to ensure that we get our hearts used to Islamic environments that will nurture our Amen.
Because when your Eman is high, when you are on, when you have an Amen rush or you have a high level of emotion, this will actually help you with regards to your posture. And the storehouse of your Eman is your heart. So if your heart is filled with corruption, if your heart is filled with corruption than anything you try and pour in it of that is beneficial will spill over. I mean, think about this analogy. Imagine you have a cup and it's a filled cup and you try to pour anything in it, it's going to spill over. Right, so you have to empty it. So this is why when it comes to our hearts, we have to empty them from evil from sinister and bad thoughts and ideas and corruption and
beliefs. And all those things whether it's jealousy, whether it's envy. So, and this is where the order met, they have this term
that we need to empty out our hearts, detoxify them, cleanse them, purify them, and then fill them up with the good stuff. We don't want to have a mixture of corruption and goodness within the heart attack Leah goblet Talia. So we detoxify our hearts, and then many people today detoxifying their bodies. You know that one study shows that for example, one of the reasons why many people are overweight today and are obese is because their bodies are very toxic.
And when we remove toxins from our bodies and we get rid of this, you know, the bad stuff from our body, our body will behave in a better way. And likewise the heart, the heart needs to be detoxified. And the heart needs to be purified. Especially that it's the storehouse out of our Eman and Alia, pain and our class on all those beautiful things that Islam has taught us.
And that is the Islamic environment is very important. And by that I mean by Who do you associate with? Who are your friends, and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Hadith he said letho Sahib Illa movement, do not be friend or have as your close buddy, your close companion, except a believer to have a Mothman to have a believer as your close buddy, lead to Sahib Illa movement.
So it also means where do you spend your time in other places. So your associates and the places the environments that you place yourself in? That's very, very important. And this is why the prophets are loving it, he was setting them, you know, he said, The wolf devours the lone sheep. The wolf will attack sheep, a sheep when it's by itself, but when it's when it is in a flock, okay, the wolf doesn't attack. And that's why we have to make sure that we are always in an Islamic environment whereby we are reminded, we are reminded just by the appearances of Muslims, we are reminded, we are reminded through the structures, whether it be the massagin and the Muslim organizations, okay. We
are reminded by individuals through their words through lectures and through presentations and through the Juma prayers that we attend to, to the environment plays a very important role. And there are many unfortunately, Muslims who live, you know, in very remote areas where there are no Muslims, it's very important to be in in good Islamic environments. And in the Hadith, you know, the story about the man who killed 100 people. And, you know, when he was directed to that knowledgeable person, if he was told to go, he was told to go to, to an environment to leave the country we had killed or the city that he had killed 100 people had to go to an environment where there were
Muslims and to worship Allah with them. So you can see the importance of environment and how important that is.
So Amen. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam is nurtured and watered through righteous actions. Your Eman can be pumped, and it will grow when you do righteous deeds. When you praise when the praise when you give sadaqa when you perform ombre when you give a charity of any sort. You amen grows and Islam teaches us and teaches us that an Amen yes you do the power that Eman increases with power with obedience and it decreases with disobedience. And then when you disobey Allah azza wa jal, your Eman decreases. So how are we going to feel out Amen. We're going to fuel it with the environment, the people that we associate with the places and our very own actions and keeping away
from sinful deeds inshallah huzzah.
So this is the first point we move over to that we move on to number two inshallah, to Allah, and that is to stay away from sins and environments that cultivate sense.
we want to keep away from scenes and environments that cultivates sins and transgressing or transgression or where we whereby, you know, environments that lead to transgressing the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And in sort of Shura, verse 30, Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says, When I saw the commend mercy, but in Sabina casa, but it can we afford to fear that whatever if misfortune befalls you, is due to what your own hands have earned, and he pardons much.
So, again, if we're not gaining much out of our salette, then we're doing something outside of our silo, which is wrong. And one of our pious predecessors one of us a solid society.
He spoke about how he was deprived how he was deprived of performing light press for six months, that for six months, he was not have the ability to perform night prayers as a result of a sin that he had committed. He had committed some scene and as a result of that scene, he said, I found it very difficult to pray the night press. So again, let us always remember that scene
are destructive in this life before the next life.
The third factor that can contribute to it for sure inshallah huhtala is
thinking about and learning about the virtues and learning about the rewards of Salah. What are the virtues of saw that what is so rewarding about Saw that? What are the advantages of kosher? What are the advantages of solid, when you start to now understand why you are praying and the benefits of prayer, then that will be a motivation for you to pray better. And just to share a few things with you, we have to understand that
So, that actually makes you happier and it helps you maintain your email.
And it's your email that's going to save you from the whole fight. It's your email that will help you to enter gender and inserted Baccarat in the 153 or V 100. And 53rd verse, Allah Subhana Allah says yeah, you have an enormous sobre la sala, he addresses the believers and he says yeah, you had let me know is there evil the slavery was solid, he said, seek help get your hope through patience being patient and solid, you want help then do it through these two These are two fundamentals two very important ingredients again.
Now so that is like also a daily stop you know, we have different stops that Islam has given us to help us rejuvenate our amen and to save us from punishment in this life and punishment and in the hereafter. And you may have heard one of my previous lectures Ramadan stop revive survive so just as Ramadan is a yearly stop that we stopped to revive our amen our daily stop would be our daily stops will be solid so candlelight we work work work. And then a loss of power dialer from his mercy has prescribed so that at different times of the day at different points, it's like different stations that we stopped at, we perform will do and when we are performing, we'll do it what happens we are
you know, invigorating our bodies, we are refreshing ourselves, we are feeling inshallah you know better and more awake and alert through the wall, and then through the solid to the tranquility of the solid, and the and the spiritual, the spiritual, the spiritual feeling that solid offers us is there is a faith of spirituality.
In many people in a day and age when many people are looking for spirituality. Many people are looking
at ways of being, you know, spiritually enhanced and feeling better about themselves. Islam offers that, and it's them particularly offers that through the five daily prayers.
Well, hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen. And it helps us to panela in a realign our focus. We find, for example, that, you know, throughout the day we are taken up by materialism, we're working to earn $1 to earn so much and to have so much. But so that gives us the reality that it's not just about this life, it realigns our focus that the real purpose of life is to worship Allah is for me to get to the hereafter.
So that helps us to focus on the afro to focus on the afterlife, inshallah hota island
in the Hadith, which is found that
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informs us that solid
cleanses our sins or purifies us from sin. And he gives us an analogy. And in this Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said to the Sahaba, he said, Look, if there was a river, at the doorstep of any one of you,
and you've bathed in it, and you had a bath in it
five times a day, would it be any traces of filth on you? or dirt on you? And the Sahaba they said, No, there'll be no traces of dirt on you. Answer the prophet SAW Selim. He said that is the example of the five prayers. That is the example of the five prayers which Allah blots out which Allah blots out your evil deeds, your bad deeds.
Also from amongst the virtues of Salah as we read in Sahih Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said as follows the five prayers, what did you mean to Elijah from one Friday prayer to the next Friday prayer.
kufr attune it's a cafaro it's an atonement and expiation of wiping away of the sins, Lima avena one that you commit between them between the five prayers and between Jamaica and Jamaica, melon Daksha al Qaeda as long as you avoid major sins. So as long as you are avoiding major sins a light is wiping away all those minor sins through the Salah.
Also, if a person is asked for the protection of Allah azza wa jal, we read in the Hadith which is found in Sahih, Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Man Sala a SOPA for who were feeding Mattila that whoever prays the Saba whoever prays the sober the soap opera in JAMA, if you pray the budget pray that you will be that you will have the protection of Allah azza wa jal protector
to look at how much solar offers you know, when you start to think about all these virtues. You're going to try and make your solar you know outstanding, not just a normal solid.
And also, we learned that solar, it saves us from entering into sin and shameful deeds. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the salata, Sangha and in fashion
that Salat prevents a person from doing fashion from doing shameful deeds and Moncure or evil deeds were unjust deeds. That's another virtue of solder that we think about. Another virtue of solid that when we pray the 12 Sunnah prayers in the day that are associated with the Father prays to before the budget for before the vote to after the vote to after Muslim to after a chef that totals talk. If you pray 12 units of sun that prays in a day, Allah azza wa jal builds for you a mansion in general and this hadith is found in Samson.
Also we read in the sun in the in the in the Hadith books of swinnen, such as Abu Dawood and Timothy and others, as promised Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said, that if you pray for units of of prayer before the hook, and four units of sooner pray after the after the first prayer of the heart, then Allah forbids his flesh from the fire.
Allah forbids your flesh from the hellfire. So again, adhering to the Sunnah, adhering to the Sunnah. And in the Hadith, which is found in Sahara Buhari, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said mon Sol, they need the hydrogen. But whoever prays that bought a vein that means cold the to cold press, and the LMS said that he had the prophet SAW Selim is referring to the budget print and that are suffering. The budget pray is the coldest time that we pray a prayer and likewise acid is when the the that period of the day where it's cooler, right, and fudge it prayer. We know people find it very difficult to get up for the budget.
And also pray well people are usually quite, you know, busy and occupied trying to wrap up things with their work and their money and collecting it. And so it's a real test. So if you are going to put the dunya aside and put your desires aside for fraudulent acid and you are always safeguarding those prayers, then you are guaranteed for yourself 10 months Allah Albertini, the halogen and Hadith is found in Sahih, Hadith,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, whenever he was frustrated, and he was in an anxious state, she would flee to the solid.
You know, in the Hadith, the prophet SAW Selim can either have a hammer and fuzzy in a solid, whenever something was worrying him, he would flee to the side. And as I said, Because solid gives you that spiritual enhancement, it gives you that happiness.
So again, when we think about the rewards of the solid, and we need to understand also as per the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that when you pray that he said, a slave may pray and have nothing rewarded for the sun, except for a tense, you might get out of your salad, only a 10th of the reward, or a ninth of the reward, or an eighth of the reward, or a seven or a six or a fifth or a quarter, or a third or a half. He mentioned in exactly like this province, I love it he was sent. So not everybody's select is rewarded 10 out of 10
or 100%. It goes back to your level of for sure your concentration, how you are praying, are you praying in light of the woods so looking at money or suddenly pray as you have seen me praying, this is something that you'd reflect upon. The third factor is to
to perfect your blue part of the horseshoe process prior is the perfect you will do perfect thing you will do. And the key to solid is your will do. Eliza just does not accept solid without will do.
And in unless there is a situation whereby you just cannot perform well though, and this would be a case of necessity or need or, you know, you're in dire straits, you know. So, in the Hadith which is found in second Muslim, the prophet SAW Selim, he said there was no Muslim who, when the time for a prescribed prayer comes, does widow properly has the proper attitude of kosher and bounced properly, but it will be an expiation for all his previous since so long as they will not major since and that is the case for life. What a beautiful Hadith but let's perfect avocado.
And if you affiliate for example, if you come to the salad and you feel you know really lethargic and you're feeling lazy and you feel you're not going to concentrate in a salad, even if you have already from a previous Salah, then there's no harm in reducing your will do, will do and will do is no problem in shallow tile.
Number five, purifying your mouth with celiac or toothpaste, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he recommended that before we pray, and then when at the time of withdrawal and at the time of Salah to actually brush our teeth.
And you can even brush your tongue where a lot of germs align.
And we see this in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said no shortcut Allah Almighty Hara not found that a burden a my shortcut on my on my on my people to whom bc workI I would have commanded them to perform Syriac which is brushing your teeth and the police Allah amaku can occur at every window or every seller.
So the importance of freshening your teeth, your breath and cleaning your teeth, this is something which is very important. So again, that way you feel that you are now going to be speaking to Allah subhanho wa Taala that you are going to be speaking his words.
Number six, wearing your best and your cleanest clothes. Again when we approach the Salah, this, you know, have our best appearances.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala is out of the seventh chapter of the Quran verse 31. He says sudo zi netta komenda Kula Masjid. He said, Take your Xena. He said Oh, yeah. He said Yeah. are children of Adam. Yeah, when Adam. He said, Take your adornment while praying. So again, we beautify ourselves when we come to stand before a lot of panels. is not Allah subhanaw taala deserving about adornment? How come that when we have meetings with other people, people of the dunya who are prominent figures or important people, we know we dress very well and we make sure we appropriately dress yet when we stand before Eliza gel. We don't maybe dress properly. You know, we have to ensure that our eyes
closed is covered.
Number seven is not praying in a garment that has decorations or writings or bright colors or pictures that would distract the worship.
In the habit which is found in Sahih Muslim.
The prophet SAW Selim, he stood up to pray
wearing a checkered shirt and he looked at the patterns in it. And when he had finished his prayer, he said take this shirt. He said take this shirt to Abu jam, take it to Abuja him and bring me and he said to bring him another garment that had no you know, no decorations he said because it distracted me while I was praying. It distracted me while I was praying. So again, choosing the right clothing so that way you're not distracted by colors and by lines and by decorations etc. Number eight, fraying away from distractions and things that adversely affect your horseshoe.
In the Hadith, which is found in Sahih Bukhari, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. We find, he said to Alisha had
decorated a wall with a colorful curtain. She had a colorful curtain up, and that she used to cover the side of her house. And he said to her, he said to her
Take it away from me, because it's decorations keep distracting me when I pray. And I think that also applies to certain premise. You know, there are some prayer mats, you know, that have so much, you know, decorations and patterns or you know, massages, it really distracts you, you start to think about, you know, those,
those prints and that decoration that's on there. So that's why when you are investing in a prayer mat, invest in a very plain one, get a very plain prayer mat, don't get one with filled with decorations, very important inshallah, to remember this, and also, you know, avoiding things that could have, as you said, distractions and things that could adversely affect you for sure. You know, sometimes we have a choice if we're at home to pray in certain areas. don't pray in a room is very cold. don't pray in a room, it's very hot. Okay, we learn from the sun. The prophet SAW Selim, he would actually delay the vertebrae if it was extremely hot. If it was extremely hot, he would
deliver the whole pray, why? The importance of for sure, because imagine you're praying in that, you know, in a very hot place, a very hot time. What are you going to be thinking about? When's this gonna? What am I going to end myself? I'm too hot, I'm too bothered. I'm too frustrated, too. Again, some planning inshallah hota Island.
Number nine, not praying when there is food prepared, that one wants to eat and number 10 is not praying when one needs to answer the call of nature. Now I'll answer both of these in one Hadith.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said la sala de la salette behati time, whether we're Who are you there Pharaoh who have but then there should be no prayer that is performed when the food is served. If Dinner is served, lunch is served. Okay? You shouldn't pray if the food has been served. Last on it, we have a lot of time, whenever you definitely are present and not when you need to attend to the call of nature, you know, it's go to the toilet, to go to the lavatory, okay, so if you are in that state, you shouldn't pray because you got to be thinking about what about your food about the drink, you know, you're going to be thinking about what can't wait to leave my salad
instead of a toilet, you know. So again, very important. These are things that affect your kosher.
Now, also, number 11 is to pray on time, praying on time. And that will help you with your posture for sure. Otherwise, if you're not praying on time, and you're going to you're going to feel you're going to be feeling in your salad, you're going to feel I'm not praying on time I feel guilty. That guilt, that sense of guilt will overwhelm you that will affect your short. And that's how Chopin works in many different ways to affect and to attack you for sure.
So again, she should have a word that does not choose suitable work, that does not conflict with the times of the solid. Okay.
And this is what lots of power die that he warned against those who delay their press for weighing on minimal saline, and levena who saw that he himself
weighed only muscle in worlds world to those who are praying or waiting to be a value in the hellfire. For those who delay their prayers, don't delay your prayer. And that's why
the most beloved action to Allah subhanho wa Taala is prayer on time. That's why we must ask the prophet SAW Selim, what is the most beloved acts of worship to Allah He said a solid to Allah was that you pray at the fixed times in the salat, that Allah subhana wa Allah says, In the Salat cannot Allah meaning a keytab and makuta that Salah has been prescribed upon believers that fixed times we shouldn't delay Salah shouldn't delay it.
And we need to remember that the main purpose of life is to worship Allah subhanaw taala so when it comes to our work, we should revolve our work around out our dean and our duties towards Allah subhanho wa Taala not the other way around. So Allah has a priority. We should be praying in workplaces that will allow us to pray that will that will ensure that we pray on time.
You know, recently I one company in the world, they sacked their workers, a big company, a well known company without mentioning it. Exactly. Workers, you know, because they were taking you know, you know, time off that foot for their friends and the Muslims of handler you know, we're not going to compromise on their solid.
So, again, when the hell up telogen Well, Ali abu allah Samantha says I have not created the gin
And I have not created the jinn and mankind except to worship. We have to remember to get our priorities right we are here to worship Allah azza wa jal. We are here and we are, you know, riddled with trials and tests and tribulations and hardships and things that we have in our life and we shouldn't lose focus. Number 12 pace yourself. So you don't come to pray in a flustered or agitated state. Many people that come to salette and the huffing and puffing and they exhausted you know, and so they buy time they come to the to the masjid, they've come in it, you know, racing, Allahu Akbar. Okay. And again,
you know, was Yahushua was the hotshot. So again, very important to come in at pace yourself. And this applies, this applies to many things in life.
You know, it's better to come early than to come on time, better to come early than to be right on time. First of all, always allow for yourself, allow for there to be a buffer for things to go wrong. And this one is not see how this advice is not only for your salon, is for everything in life. You know, there's one thing that I learned, if you're not early, you're late. If you're not early, you're late. Okay, another saying, If you fail to plan you plan to fail. So therefore, it is very important that we plan for our salette that we planned for our salad.
And when you come late to something what happens to Panama, and this happens, take this as a general principle, that when you are late, you find that your whole day is rushed and late, because it has this ripple effect. It just carries on to other things effects other things, you find yourself racing. So that's why when you're on time you find you have time you enjoy the moment you enjoy things that you're doing.
In the hottest furnace, I hear Buhari the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said do not make haste for the prep.
And whenever you come for the prayer, you should come with calmness and pray whatever you catch with the people and complete the rest which you have missed.
very important that we don't come in a rush that number 13 that will help you you're for sure is to pray in Jamal to pray in congregation.
And that also sapan Allahu Allah is very in a very important point when you're praying in German or you find this more kosher as opposed to praying by yourself. And again as I mentioned earlier, the wolf the vowels the non sheep and that's how Siobhan works shaytan attacks you when you by yourself but when you're with your Muslim Brothers around you, you find that your Eman is higher and you find that you are charged up so shikon has very little impact on Muslims when they working together
number 14 from amongst the things that can help push your if you're praying in the masjid okay is to ensure we are praying and Jamal to ensure that the rows of the solid are straight and that you will standing close together shoulder to shoulder feet to the feet
making the rows you know straight and solid without any gaps because as you know the shape on he comes in through the gaps in in the roots too. So that's why the mm says took the Holland close up the gaps in the province I love what he was sending you know would say several so forth
straight in your lines and the post I send them would ensure that the lines of the Select a straight
and so panela how amazing it is you know
there was a picture once shown to a non Muslim of the Haram in Mecca
and you know around the heart on people everywhere you know women men young old here there and you know and the time for print comes and you know when the time for prayer comes everyone has to be in you know in rows in circular rows, you know very straight
and so Pamela you know and we find that by the time in this non Muslim women show this picture said how how how long do you think it will take for these lines to be assembled and get all these people to be you know, standing straight because it will take you know probably a few hours because it just takes with it mm per se still you know straighten up your lines and within moments you just find so panela the rows are straight
Islam is a religion of discipline as well. It disciplines us. We pray towards one direction. We pray together, we pray in rows. We pray in a panel and look at how Islam and the teachings of Islam are so beautiful and is covered all aspects of our life. And this discipline helps us in becoming disciplined also outside of our Salat.
Number 15 is to pray the sooner prays that come before the folk as these prayers as warm ups for the father to panela don't you notice how a lot of power dialer has legislated Samsung the press before the solid, and Samsung the press after the solid after the fact why. The sooner prayers that are before the solid, I like warm ups. But the two for example, before budget, we needed the budget for prayer is very important. And we have usually very sleepy by the time we're going to come to the fight which is important. So now last time we now make will do and we pray the Sunday prayer when it comes to the for prayer, what's going to happen, we're going to find we are so ready for the
footprint. So there are warm ups in this like we warm up in exercise, before we get right into the match or into the game or into the activity that we're going to do. Allah zodac gives us one and actually one Hadith. The prophet SAW Selim, he said between every event and if Ana, a person can pray to lots of free, they're like nothing like soon supererogatory
option. So it's good to get into the habit of praying before, as well as some of the prayers that happen after the fact pray. Those prayers are to make up for our shortcomings within within our silence of forth. So they they patch up, they patch up and they cover up for our shortcomings in the footprint. From amongst the contributors of the horseshoe is to pray the machine. praying in the mustard is the best place to gain your worship. Women are exempt women don't have to pray in the masjid in the best place for a woman to pray is in her home and in her room.
And again, when you're in an environment, that environment will help you with your culture. I mean, think about it this way. For those of you who do exercise, it's not the same when you do exercise by itself is it when you exercise by yourself, you don't get as much out say for example as exercising in a gym
or in a designated area for exercising around other people. So likewise, when you're praying in the masjid, the masjid The only it has that impact has an impact on your spiritual body moreso than you praying in your home. So again the importance of the praying in the masjid of Allah azza wa jal number 17 repeating the words of an event after the event. So again, this is just prior to the solid that you're getting yourself ready that you're repeating after them wisely. You know them Ivan says Allahu Akbar ma like this a lot a lot but you know, should I let
you repeat after me except when it comes to the halothane it says hey Allah so they say that hola Lakota in Lebanon, which is hey Island Fela se la hawla wala quwata 11. Okay, so again, and then contemplating those words think about the event. Think about the words when the mother says hey, I wanna come to Sala What does that mean? Come
come for Salah Haryana Salah come to success.
This means that solid brings you success. Okay, so that is going to bring me success. I'm going to perfect myself. I'm going to pray an outstanding credit because I know that that brings me happiness. It brings me success in this life. It brings me success in the hereafter.
what is beautiful about the event after you after the event there are certain things you can say. As soon as the what I've been says la isla de la la the sun that is actually to say but and a shadow Illa Illa Allah
Mohammed Abu hora Soto actually is an actual doula and you find that actually in the fortress of the Muslim. Those of you have photos of the Muslim
and you look for the scar or what to say after hearing the event in
number 23 we had one La ilaha illallah wa de hula Sharif Allah
Muhammad and Abu rasuluh for the two pillar hiraga Baba Mohammed in Rasulullah. Erbil Islam Medina, this is one of the things a lot of people don't know about this one. A lot of people don't know that. As soon as the advances let you know in the law that you say what a shadow
Allah illallah wa hola Sharif Allah
Mohammed Abu hora solo Avi Toby la Hey Rob
what the Mohammed in Rasulullah Erbil Islamic in. And then you send peace and blessings upon the Prophet Mohammed de la vida he was sent Lama Saldana, Mohammed Khalid Mohammed
Ibrahim Ibrahim, Mohammed Ahmed Allahumma barik ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed,
Ibrahim Ali, Ali Ibrahim, Mohammed Ahmed. And then there's also the two apps that will guarantee you in shallow tidal that will earn you the shofar, the intercession of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allahumma the heavy hitter what it was so that you call him to Mohammed and alwasy letter well for the what as what as hula hula over bathroom apartment more than a lady what in and then there's an addition as some Allah might have agreed upon, which is in the credit of people mad or saying it without it. So, there are different things that you can say if you say this, you are any inshallah huhtala
securing for yourself the Chevelle the intercession of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam number 18
pronouncing the duet to be recited after the event as we mentioned that that will help you number 19 reciting between the S n and F con Do I have between the event in common again, you putting yourself into that state? that state of being tranquil and submissive and humility. Okay, because do I and you can make specific glad that Allah subhanaw taala helps you with your for sure. And that's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he encouraged us to seek refuge in Allah, Allah from a heart that does not have for sure. I've been lakeisha Lama in order to become an independent
medical biller yaksha you know, asking Allah subhanaw taala to give you a sound heart a steadfast harp.
Number 20. Remembering this remembering this
in your solar, this could be your last pre
think about how many people have died there in the grave. How much would they love to come out of the grave and pray to units and hamdullah we're alive right now. We can pray to units and we can pray more and we can protect them.
So let us not take for granted the length and the breadth that we have.
And so we find for example, in a search for shackle Alberni, the prophets I send them he said, Remember death in your frame? For the one who remembers this. During his prayer is bound to pray properly.
And pray the prayer of a man who does not think that he will pray any other prayer was solu Salat and what they're in the process of he said this once. He didn't say all the time, but he said pray the prayer of the one who was bidding farewell. Let's see is the last prep prayed with every prayer should be praised as if it is the last credit we're ever going to pray on the face of this earth?
Number 21 learn the meanings of all the phrases pronounced throughout the solar What does it mean so panel Abdallah havin to handle a bill Allah adhere to the law here solar works? What is that? What does it mean? Yeah, can I go do what Yeah, can I stay in whoever Berlin learn these phrases, especially that we're saying them all the time, the main phrases, learn them, because then you can actually focus on what you are saying. And your mind doesn't drift and shallow.
Number 20 to learn the meanings of all the Quranic chapters, that you'll be reciting in your preset, let's say you've memorized the fact that
you must have a solid because it's a record. It's a pillar of the solid. And you always are in the habit of saying kohala had algebra will follow pull out developing ness in the upper knuckle cosa. What are these things mean? What does that mean?
What does hardness mean? You know, again,
concrete contemplating the end and pondering over the Quran
also will help you with your for sure if you learn different chapters. So that way you can mix and match in the Select after Al Fatiha the prophets are set so lots a lot higher than he used to sometimes you know, recite this sorta and that sort of person was not in the habit of always saying one sort of After Effects. This is something to keep in mind. Also, number 24 is to pray with a sutra when you come to pray, pray with a barrier or a partition that is in front of you very close to use called sutra.
If it's even if it's a wall if it's a tree, even if a person is just sitting there.
that will help you with your for sure.
In Spanish, shouldn't I be there would the pasta salad he said, When any of one of you prays, let him pray, facing a sutra and let him get get close to it. And in another Hadith fencer, I'd be there would, he said, When any of you praise facing a sutra, let him get close to it so that the shape and cannot interrupt his prep. And you may remember, no, we got to him a lot. He mentioned three benefits of the sutra. He said, first of all,
the wisdom of it is that it helps you to lower your gaze and not look beyond it. So when you have a subtype, your eyes won't wander everywhere. So your eyesight is fixed to just a limited space and area. And secondly, to prevent anyone from passing in front of you know, someone's going to come and pass in front of you. They won't come and pass in front of you. And they'll see the sorts of light is there anyone effectual for sure.
And also, he said it prevented shape, one from passing in front of you and trying to corrupt your prep.
insalata ingredient or elemental factor that will help you in sha Allah with regards to perfecting your prayer, is to think about the examples of those who perfected their prayer or who were perfecting their prayer from amongst our pious predecessors. There's lots of stories that you can read, and learn about how those who prayed before us and some of them and beyond, prayed perfecting their prayers. And one person that comes to mind one of the Sahaba of your loved one who Allah is Allah even a bit further for the loved one. So how about when the title select came, I leave every pilot with a loved one who he would be visibly shaken and the color of his face will change. And the
time for selecting, he would actually be shaken.
And it will be sitting in what's what's wrong. And he would say, but a lot of it has come to me all the time of mn at the time of trust, which a lot offered to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they declined it. They declined to bear it and I as a human being bullet is referring here to the to the area of sort of the sort of third chapter of the Quran verse 72. Allah, Allah says in the Arab men and Anita lsms 31 out of the well gee, Ben, Sabina, and yeah, I mean to her was shocking. I mean, how well how Allah had insight into who can follow Him and Jehovah, in conclusion with the brothers and sisters in Islam,
be patient, have some, as I said, for sure it's not a switch. You don't just turn it on and off. There are factors that contribute towards the for sure, based on the environment that you put yourself in as a Muslim, based on what you do leading up to the Salat and based on what you're going to do within the solid and will lie when you perfect your solder. When you perfect your solid, you will end up feeling at the best moments, but the best moments of your life. When you are with Europe, that when you are with Allah subhanho wa Taala talking to Allah subhanaw taala and praying to Allah subhanho wa Taala I asked Allah Subhana Allah to give us the energy and to help us to
perfect our prayers to help us enhance and to perfect who should within our solid and within all of our acts of worship has Allahu Alem or some Allah who was sitting in our car in the beginner Mohammed